1. [syn: hyperemia, hyperaemia]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Hyperaemia \Hy`per*[ae]"mi*a\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. "ype`r over +
a"i^ma blood.] (Med.)
A superabundance or congestion of blood in an organ or part
of the body.
Active hyper[ae]mia, congestion due to increased flow of
blood to a part.
Passive hyper[ae]mia, interchange due to obstruction in the
return of blood from a part. -- Hy`per*[ae]"mic, a.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: increased blood in an organ or other body part [syn: